14.4.4 Concluding remarks

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Chilling injury can be both a preharvest and postharvest problem in fresh-produce industries, especially when those industries are based on genotypes introduced from warmer climates. Produce losses due to chilling injury are frequently overlooked because symptom expression often takes several days in a non-chilling environment. This delay frustrates detection of conditions originally responsible, but a combination of better management and chilling-tolerant genotypes can forestall postharvest losses.